• Portrait of Mandy Archibald
  • Assistant professor

    College of Nursing
    Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
    Room 317 - 89 Curry Place
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

    Phone: 204-474-6660
    Fax: 204-474-7682
    Email: mandy.archibald@umanitoba.ca

Research summary

Dr. Mandy Archibald’s current research focuses on innovations in patient-oriented research using arts-based, mixed methods and knowledge translation science.

Her work integrates technology and co-design to understand experiences of health, illness, and health service delivery specific to childhood chronic disease, and use these data to inform knowledge translation approaches across various health-illness and social contexts to improve outcomes for often marginalized and put-at-risk groups.

She is currently leading funded interdisciplinary research into living labs for health and pediatric rehabilitation, youth onset-type 2 diabetes, and arts-based knowledge translation.

Research affiliations

Research groups


  • Arts based research methods
  • Child health
  • Diabetes
  • Disability
  • Knowledge translation
  • Lived experience
  • Mixed methods research


Dr. Archibald is a nurse-research scientist, methodologist, and interdisciplinary artist whose work spans between the College of Nursing, the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and the School of Art at UM.

She works at the nexus of the arts, science and technology to disrupt entrenched ways of seeing and doing.

Dr. Archibald is passionate about collaborative, applied research to ensure the use of research findings.

She has clinical experience across various in-patient pediatric settings and is associate editor for the International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches.

Dr. Archibald supervises students with interest in:

  • Patient-oriented research (e.g., lived experience, integrated knowledge translation)
  • Research methods (i.e., arts-based research, qualitative, mixed methods research, knowledge translation, realist methods)
  • Chronic illness, with a particular focus on diabetes, disability, and childhood asthma.


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Alberta (2016)

Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Flinders University (2016-2019)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing with Honours, University of Alberta (2007)



  • Terry G. Falconer Memorial RH Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award, Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.


  • UM Merit Award, Research and Scholarly Activity, University of Manitoba.


  • Winner of the Perform Your Science Competition during South Australia National Science Week.


  • Canadian Nurses Association 150 for Canada’s 150 Celebrations.


  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Knowledge Translation Stream, Centre for Research Excellence, NHMRC.
  • Genevieve Gray PhD Medal in Nursing (awarded to the top PhD graduate from the University of Alberta Nursing program).
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Centennial Award: Top 100 in Alberta.
  • Top 40 Under 40, Edmonton.
  • Endowment Fund for the Future Support for the Advancement of Scholarship Research Fund (EFF-SAS) Faculty of Nursing Student Publication Award.


  • Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program Doctoral Award.

2015, 2013, 2012:

  • Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (ARNET) President’s Scholarship, Doctoral Level.


  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) TD Meloche Monnex Scholarship.
  • Andrew Stewart Memorial Prize, University of Alberta.


  • Recruitment Scholarship, Doctoral Level.

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College of Nursing
Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
89 Curry Place
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry Campus) 
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada